Top things to do in Bristol this Summer

Top things to do in Bristol this Summer

To explore… Shaun in the City: 6th July – 31st August Here at the Clifton Observatory we’re very excited to announce that we’ll be having a familiar face join us in the coming weeks. As part of the ‘baa-rilliant’ new charity arts trail which will be hitting the streets of Bristol this summer, Shaun the Sheep will be popping up all over the city, including at our very own Observatory! From 6th July to 31st August, the charity are bringing 70 b-ewe-tiful giant Shaun the Sheep sculptures, created by artists, designers and celebrities, to green spaces across Bristol for the public to enjoy. Each of the five-foot sculptures has been individually designed by a whole flock of artists, designers and famous faces including Wallace & Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep creator Nick Park. Download the official Shaun in the City: Sheep Spotter app to your Apple or Android device to find our Shauns, collect ewe-nique achievements and trophies, and connect with the wider Shaun-hunting community! All proceeds go to The Grand Appeal and Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, so you’ll be supporting amazing causes, too! Find all the locations here: http://www.shauninthecity.org.uk/news/shaun-city-bristol-locations-0 Bristol Harbour Festival: 17th-19th July Bristol’s biggest FREE event will once again transform the city’s harbourside, with three days of cultural celebrations from 17-19 July 2015. The Bristol Harbour Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to explore the two mile stretch of the harbour featuring seven areas including dance, music, children’s activities, a busy on-water programme and phenomenal circus performances. Festival goers can expect all their festival favourites from the festival market in Queen Square to the...
Taxi app Uber launches Bristol service at the Observatory

Taxi app Uber launches Bristol service at the Observatory

The cashless taxi service Uber, which originated in Silicon Valley San Francisco, has arrived in Bristol making it the first city in the South West to gain the service. The app allows users to order cabs from their exact location, and watch in real time as their driver moves across the city to pick them up. The service also alleviates the need for users to carry cash, with the app automatically linking to a credit or debit card, or PayPal. With a fitting choice of an iconic Bristol landmark, Uber chose the Observatory to launch it’s Bristol campaign as it begins service in the city from today. Rachel Thomas, Director of Operations for the Observatory said, “It’s fantastic to have the observatory associated with exciting new companies such as Uber who are moving to the area. With the versatility of the building, and its strong links to the history of Bristol, we’re really pleased to have the opportunity to work with Uber and bring together Bristol’s past and future”. Hundreds of drivers in Bristol have already registered to become Uber “partners”, which offers them the ability to work flexible hours which fit with their own schedules. The service will launch from 4pm on the 5th June, and will be offering first time users of the service a free journey up to the value of £15...